South East cycling coach John Leitch is holding an afternoon training session in Surrey for riders preparing for the Etape du Tour and similar cyclosportives.

The venue is the village hall at Leigh, 3 miles south of the mid-point between Dorking and Reigate. The session will begin at 1.30pm on December 1 with doors opening at 1pm.

Speakers include coach John Capelin, novice rider Andrew Green, who needed a big step-up in his mileage in order to tackle the Marmotte cyclosportif in 2007, and Leigh Smithers, who has returned to competition and who joined the thousands who

rode last year’s Etape

Agenda

- John Capelin - the coach’s viewpoint; principles of a training programme

- Andrew Green - the rider’s viewpoint; fitting a serious training programme round a full-time job

- Leigh Smithers - the rider’s viewpoint; fitting in a serious training programme round a full-time job

Price

£11 in advance

£15 at the door

Contact - john.leitch@rbi.co.uk